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Aso Base Backpackers

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1498 Kurokawa, Aso 869-2225, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty lodging in Aso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hostel! super great location, staff are nice and accomodating! They have lots of snacks and food on offer for great prices (eg. 30yen for a miso soup!) The hostel is very new and is kitted out beautifully. My one concern is that the dorm room only had a curtain not a door - otherwise, room was neat and well... More 

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Pattani City, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very easy to find , Ver near Aso station , very clean place , very good design , excellent wifi โฮสเทล อยู่หน้าสถานี รถไฟ เดินไปได้สบาย ๆ สะอาด การออกแบบเรียบง่าย แต่ดูดี สไตล์ญี่ปุ่น เจ้าของให้การต้อนรับดี ใกล้ๆ มี ร้าน Lawson สะดวกสบายในการ ซื้อหาอาหารสำเร็จรูป มาทาน ห้องพัก มีทั้ง แบบ Dorm และห้องแยก

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81 reviews 81 reviews
77 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Can this place be as good as the reviews say?" I asked myself before I arrived. "Hell yes!" Is the answer. I've stayed in a LOT of hostels over the last few years as I've travelled around the world, and this is the very best. The attention to detail is simply breathtaking. Where do I start?... Beautiful common area, heated... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

+ closeby train station + clean + comfy public bathroom + large public areas + fast wifi - poor noise isolation (very thin walls) - we had a private room, but very small - therefore the price could be more reasonable (rather expensive compared to others in Japan)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

stumbled into this hostel on our trip through Kyushu. We were very pleasantly surprised. Great location (across the street from the train station), nice rooms, comfortable common room, laundry, and *so* clean. One of the nicest hostels I've ever stayed in. Staff was super helpful and nice. Well priced too!

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Estados Unidos
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39 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I don't usually write TripAdvisor reviews for places when I agree with what's already been said (I mean, how many "this place is great" comments are necessary?). But Aso Base Backpackers is in such a class by itself that I had to add my praise. Therefore, let me say, "This place is great!" Immaculately clean and in perfect condition. A... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Best hostel I have ever been to, it just has everything you need: fast WIFI, 3 min walk to bus and train station, clean, English speaking staff, more than enough toilet and shower facilities and on top of all that an extremely good kitchen. If you go to Aso, you will not get more value for your money somewhere else!

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Amsterdam
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Better than many good hotels I have stayed at in Europe and The States. Great service, very much feels at home, also great to hang out at when it rains. Have not stayed at a hostel for years, but thanks to this experience I'll check out more hostels across Japan.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I stayed for three nights and it was probably the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in. Everything looked new. The location is very convenient for the train station and the staff were friendly and very helpful (and spoke English). If I'm ever in the area again, I will definitely stay here again.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My friend and I stayed for three nights at Aso Base Backpackers and it surely was one of the best Youth Hostel I have ever been! Especially was I impressed by cleanliness of the kitchen! The pans were not scratched, the stove looked like new….it was like paradise for me. The kitchen was an open room together with the reception,... More 

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